Towing or pulling another vehicle with a Jeep, if not done properly, will often result in the owner replacing the bumper. Removing items attached to the front bumper and Jeep’s frame will make accessing and removing the front bumper easier. With common tools found in a home garage, you can easily repair and replace a Jeep’s bumper in about a half an hour, putting you and your Jeep on the road again in no time.
Open the hood of the jeep by pulling the rod located below the steering wheel with a picture of a car’s hood.
Remove the grille by removing the plastic rivets holding the grille to the jeep. There are between six and eight rivets on each grille. Pinch and push the rivets through the opening. Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the rivets in places a hand may not be able to reach.
Unplug the turn signals. A wire harness is connected to each light. Pinch the harness with both hands and gently tug. Repeat on the opposite side.
Lying under the front of the Jeep, unscrew the air damn and plastic piece attaching the grille to the car using a socket wrench.
Disconnect the fog lights as you did for the turn signals in step 2.
Lie underneath the front of the Jeep and remove the four bolts connecting the bumper to the frame with a socket wrench. These bolts are evenly spaced and are located all the way down the bumper.
Place the new bumper back on the frame and using the same bolts you removed from the previous bumper. Tighten each screw back into the jeep frame using a socket wrench.
Reconnect the fog lights.
Place the air damn and plastic piece back on the front of the Jeep using a socket wrench.
Place the grille back onto the front of the Jeep. Use new plastic push screws if some of the screws you used earlier are broken. If not you can use the old ones or replace them, it’s up to you.
Reinstall the grille. Use new push-in style plastic screws, which you can buy at the dealership or a parts store.